Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Mlb-mariners-orioles-may
Seattle Mariners outfielder Eric Wedge told reporters -- including Greg Johns of MLB.com -- that the team is expecting to get outfielder Michael Saunders back from the disabled list next week. Saunders is set to head out on a minor league rehab assignment with Seattle's Triple-A club over the weekend. If all goes well during the rehab stint, Saunders should be activated next week. The outfielder has been on the DL since earlier this month with a sprained right shoulder. He suffered the injury during an April 11 contest against the Houston Astros, and he ultimately exited the game. Soon after he was placed on the DL. While Saunders' rehab is heading in the right direction, he'll still require a few days in the minors before returning, according to Wedge. "Saunders definitely is headed in the right direction," Wedge said Wednesday. "He had a real good day today playing catch. We'll go home tomorrow and let the doctors look at him again and potentially send him out as early as Friday. We want him to play for a couple days and hopefully get him back, whether it be this weekend or it could be as late as Monday." Veteran Endy Chavez has been filling in for Saunders. The Mariners also recently lost Franklin Gutierrez to a hamstring injury. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

NFL: Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected

Report: Okla. St. players fell asleep in drive-thru, arrested

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Mike Pettine considered benching Hoyer for Manziel

Percy Harvin speaks out: 'I'm not a perfect person'

Report: Kobe has prevented Lakers from signing top talent

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Red Sox may be ready to move Yoenis Cespedes

Alleged details of War Machine's suicide letter released

Austin Davis says Rams security didn't recognize him

LeBron: Bulls are 'much better' than Cavs right now

Redskins to stick with Colt McCoy over Kirk Cousins

Rick Pitino: Louisville will beat FSU in football

Floyd Mayweather posts photo evidence of a lost bet

WATCH: Paul George takes court for first time since leg injury

Five most surprising NFL players through seven weeks

WATCH: Boxer viciously attacks referee at Euro Championships

WATCH: Salvador Perez hassles Lorenzo Cain at media session

Lane Kiffin trashed in Tennessee political ad

WATCH: Lawrence Timmons throws up on field during MNF

10 NBA players who could be traded by the All-Star break

WATCH: Jimbo Fisher gets annoyed, cuts interview short

WATCH: Les Miles has classic reaction to dumb question

WATCH: Tennessee coach tried to trip Ole Miss player?

News station congratulates Gary Payton for breaking TD record

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Pistorius sentenced to five years

Lane Kiffin trashed in political ad

Details of War Machine's suicide letter leaked

Angry Jimbo Fisher cuts off interview

Is Kobe's deal hurting the Lakers?

Tenn. coach tried to trip Ole Miss CB?

GGG continues his reign of terror

The 6 things that mattered this weekend in the premier league

News station congratulates Gary Payton for TD record

Ray Rice could be back by Week 10?

12 amazing stats from Week 7

World Series preview

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.